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Holy Ground is a community of people who are yearning to do and be church in a fresh way. We're creating a church together from scratch, using ingredients from our own faith histories, from diverse streams of Christian tradition, and from the fruit of the Holy Spirit's ongoing creativity. While Holy Ground is connected with both the Episcopal and Lutheran churches, the people of Holy Ground come from an incredible range of backgrounds, including no faith background at all. Ultimately, we're striving to craft a community that's strong enough to help us follow Jesus into lives of bold self-giving. Gathered together to re-imagine church, the people of Holy Ground encourage and challenge one another to embody Jesus' audacious, boundary-crossing love. Diversity and inclusivity matter to us because they mattered to Jesus – we're just doing our best to catch up with the wideness of God's welcome. To this end, Holy Ground not only fully includes LGBTQ people but also embraces their gifts for leadership. And as a church that's comfortable with ambiguity and eager to wrestle with big theological and Biblical questions, Holy Ground is a safe space for people who are seeking to craft a new relationship with faith and spirituality. Curious doubt, passionate searching, and committed discipleship are all welcome. Come and see!
Sunday Evening Liturgies
Every Sunday at 5:00 PM, we join one another on holy ground, seeking an encounter with God, with our deepest selves, and with one another. Our liturgies engage the mind, body, and spirit – honoring both ancient Christian traditions and contemporary expressions of faith. We creatively remix the practices of the church in ways that speak to our present-day realities and challenge us into fresh, bold ways of living. Our message is always inclusive, progressive, and relevant, empowering us to deepen our everyday discipleship and our commitment to becoming instigators of love and liberation. Worship takes place in the chapel of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (370 Junipero Avenue in Long Beach).
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CSULB Interfaith Project
We are the founders and facilitators of the CSULB Interfaith Project, which provides a wide array of opportunities for CSULB students to build interfaith relationships, learn about diverse religious traditions, work for social justice, and plan campus interfaith events. We're open to all CSULB students and offer a vibrant atmosphere for spiritual and religious exploration. We are committed to helping students build relationships of mutual understanding and transformation across boundaries of religious, ideological, and cultural difference. We want to move beyond tolerance to energetic engagement with diversity.